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The Original Ice Road Truckers: 15th-century Chinese workers used frozen paths to move 100-ton stones

The Original Ice Road Truckers: 15th-century Chinese...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 19, 2013

Get the History channel on the phone because we've got a great idea for their next reality series. A new engineering ...

Buildings, heavy equipment and more could one day be built from these robotic, self-assembling building blocks (VIDEO)

Buildings, heavy equipment and more could one day be...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 14, 2013

Any time the words "like...in the movie 'Terminator II'" are uttered in a news article, we tend to take notice. ...

Va. Tech researchers develop hard hat sensor to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Va. Tech researchers develop hard hat sensor to prevent...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 26, 2013

Each year about one or two American workers die of suffocation from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Typically, these deaths are ...

Opinion: Why I write about Global Warming on a construction equipment site

Opinion: Why I write about Global Warming on a...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 17, 2013

A reader from Europe recently asked why I spend a lot of time blogging about global warming and other such ...

Adopting ancient Roman recipe could result in stronger concrete that is less harmful to the environment

Adopting ancient Roman recipe could result in stronger...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 20, 2013

Using a sample from the bottom of Italy’s Pozzuoili Bay that dates back to 37 B.C., researchers have deciphered the formula that ...

Drones may one day build skyscrapers

Drones may one day build skyscrapers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 04, 2013

We've seen how unmanned aerial vehicles can be used for surveying. But how about being used to construct a full-fledged ...

Teeth from one of the baleen whale fossils. Credit: Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center

Construction crew uncovers fossils of four new whale...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 22, 2013

  Construction crews on both coasts of the U.S. have been doing double duty as archaeologists as of late. First was a ...

Study swings cargo containers to build stronger structures for tsunamis

Study swings cargo containers to build stronger...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2013

During a tsunami, water isn't the only problem structures in its wake face. There's also the debris being carried by ...

Do you have the leadership gene?

Do you have the leadership gene?

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 30, 2013

If you’ve struggled with managing your company or crew, you may have tried to improve your skill set, either through ...

Longer-lasting metals, building materials on the way?

Longer-lasting metals, building materials on the way?

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 10, 2012

One of the properties of metal that makes it such an attractive building material turns out to also be a ...

Discovery could lower cost of making biofuel

Discovery could lower cost of making biofuel

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Dec 06, 2012

  Scientists at the United States Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) have ...

Century-old fermentation process may produce cleaner-burning diesel

Century-old fermentation process may produce...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 13, 2012

University of California, Berkeley scientists have discovered a way to produce renewable diesel fuel by using a fermentation process once ...

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